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#1 Megan Woeppel

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:58 AM

Hey guys,

I am potentially using a bullet-time system for the first time next week - it's a 50 camera system. I just found out that the director wants to use it and am scrambling to learn about it. Do you guys have any tips or links to good resources on this?

Thanks!
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:06 AM

The gritty specifics of it will depend very much on the abilities of the rig in question, but I'm not entirely clear on what the question is, as it's so broad. The broad strokes are simple enough: you take a bunch of photos and stitch them together into a motion sequence, the most time-consuming part of it being lining up the cameras.

I suspect if you're having to ask this sort of question you should have an effects supervisor on the job.

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#3 Paul Bruening

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:50 AM

Is this for scientific analysis? I assumed that dramatic scenes with slow-mo bullets was done CGI these days.
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#4 Michael Nash

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:34 PM

Is this for scientific analysis? I assumed that dramatic scenes with slow-mo bullets was done CGI these days.


Bullet time (aka time-slice), not slow motion bullets.
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#5 Paul Bruening

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:42 PM

Bullet time (aka time-slice), not slow motion bullets.


OK. Thanks for the link.
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